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April 25, 2024

Waikiki to Welcome First Capsule Hotel

Island travelers seeking a comfortable and budget-friendly stay in Waikiki will soon have a brand new option – capsule hotels. The popular Japanese company, First Cabin, is bringing their unique hotel concept to Hawaii for the very first time, setting up shop in Waikiki.

First Cabin offers compact rooms modeled after airplane first-class cabins. The Waikiki Business Plaza on Kalakaua Avenue will undergo a $2.75 million renovation to accommodate these innovative units. This marks Waikiki’s foray into the capsule hotel trend, offering a fresh take on budget-friendly accommodations.

The concept of capsule hotels originated in Osaka, Japan, during the 1970s. These highly functional units are typically designed for sleeping and feature a compact size. Typically designed primarily as just a small sleeping space, the capsules offer a comfortable and secure sleeping environment, usually at an affordable price. First Cabin’s design looks to offer more space than a typical capsule hotel, with more premium features.

Source: KITV

April 23, 2024

Sachi Hawaii Agent Spotlight: Meet Tina Nunes

Tina Nunes Agent Spotlight

Tina Nunes is a premier real estate agent serving the general and luxury Honolulu real estate market. As a lifetime resident of Hawaii, Tina has lived in multiple neighborhoods on Oahu and offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise on the Honolulu market.

Her passion for real estate paired with her love for interior design inspired her to make a career out of real estate sales, where she assists local and mainland buyers and sellers with primary residences, second homes, luxury condominiums and investment properties, as well as facilitating first time home buyers to acquire their dream home.

Her knowledge of local market trends and luxury property inventory paired with an energetic and confident disposition, strong local ties and disciplined, proven, and innovative ideas matched with her natural negotiating skills have resulted in superior results for her clients. She values the importance of listening to buyers and sellers intently and her outgoing personality immediately put her clients at ease.

Tina’s trustworthiness and sincerity are what set her apart from others in the industry. She believes that honesty and integrity are the golden standards in business.

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Hiking, Travel & Home Design

Tina Hiking on Oahu

When Tina isn’t helping clients find their dream homes in paradise, she’s likely exploring it! An avid hiker and runner, she loves traversing Oahu’s many trails and soaking up the island’s beauty. Tina’s adventurous spirit extends beyond Hawaii, as she also enjoys traveling when the opportunity arises. Back home, she finds joy in spending time with her friends, and her keen eye for design spills over into her personal life. Even outside of her professional work, Tina can often be found tinkering with interior design projects, a passion that fuels her creativity and keeps her finger on the pulse of the latest trends.

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Sales Portfolio

Below is a sample of Tina’s landmark luxury property sales, including a Hawaii Loa Ridge mansion, Kahala luxury retreat, Diamond Head oasis, and beachfront escape in Waimanalo.

4346 Puu Panini Ave

4346 Puu Panini Ave:
Palatial 6 bedroom, 8 bath, 7,299 sq.ft. Diamond Head estate exuding elegance and refinement, featuring a great lawn courtyard, detached pool house, , & more. Tina co-listed the property and represented the seller.
SOLD $6,388,000

41-983 Laumilo Road

41-983 Laumilo Road:
Positioned along Oahu’s eastern sandy shoreline, this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 3,992 sq.ft. beachfront home enjoys panoramic Pacific Ocean and coastline views throughout. Tina Nunes represented the buyer.
SOLD $5,348,000

640 Hakaka Street

640 Hakaka Street:
Contemporary island-luxury 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 4,367 sq.ft. home, located in a well-respected division of Diamond Head w/ extra-wide streets & sidewalks. Tina co-listed the property and represented the seller.
SOLD $3,900,000

921 Wailupe Place

921 Wailupe Place:
Tucked away along Aina Haina Beach on a quiet side street sits 921 Wailupe Place, a hidden 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,188 sq.ft. immaculately-kept Honolulu. Tina listed the property and represented the seller.
SOLD $3,000,000

875 Ikena Circle

875 Ikena Circle:
Refined, modern 4 bedroom, 7 bath, 4,445 sq.ft. European luxury residence in prestige in Hawaii Loa Ridge with sweeping Koko Head and Ocean views. Tina co-listed the property and represented the seller.
SOLD $2,850,000

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Elevate your Hawaii Real Estate Experience — Contact Tina Nunes

Whether you’re searching for your dream island home or need assistance selling your Hawaii property, Tina Nunes can guide you through the process with her expertise in high-end luxury homes, home staging, and a dedication to client goals.

Contact Tina to discuss your Hawaii real estate goals and experience her personalized approach.

(808) 554-2083 | tina@sachihawaii.com

April 23, 2024

Oahu Eyes Sustainable Transportation Future

Honolulu is making a big push towards sustainability with several upcoming projects aimed at reducing fossil fuel use and improving public transportation. The centerpiece of this initiative is a new mobility hub planned for the Pearlridge stop on the city’s Skyline rail. This hub will connect the rail line with bus stops for future electric buses and a new pedestrian and bicycle path stretching all the way to Nanakuli. This focus on alternative transportation options could lead to a decrease in car traffic, potentially making areas with good access to public transportation more desirable for residents and businesses.

In addition to the mobility hub, the city is also launching a program called “Good Jobs Hawaii” which will provide free job training for Oahu residents. This program, along with the city’s efforts to plant more trees and upgrade to energy-efficient lighting in parks near transit centers, suggests a commitment to creating a more sustainable and livable city. As these projects are completed, we can expect to see a positive impact on neighborhoods around transit stops, making them more attractive places to live and work.

Source: KITV

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